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IPOs and SPACs
Date: February 21, 2008
Location:La Jolla
"IPOs and SPACs" SD Venture Group. Historically, the path to becoming a public company was pretty straightforward: hire an investment banker and launch a good old-fashioned Initial Public Offering (IPO). But as markets and investors have evolved, the options for becoming public have also expanded. Much confusion remains about these new approaches. What exactly is a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company), how does it work, and how would an entrepreneur pursue a sale of his/her business to a SPAC? And what about a reverse merger into an existing public entity? When and why would private business owners consider this path to liquidity over the traditional IPO? See
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